We invite you to join us for our inaugural IESANZ Conference in Melbourne, 21-22 November 2019.
This Conference will engage individuals and organisations from all professional fields working in the built environment. We will explore the creation and application of Human-Centred Design in lighting, and expand the conversation across engineering, construction, design, landscaping, product development and technology.
Human-Centered Design recognizes the importance of behavioural, emotional and environmental contexts in the creation of lighting, products and usable spaces. It encourages designers to see product users as real human beings with real, complex lives, instead of just as numbers.
Human-centered design is an approach to interactive systems development that aims to make systems usable and useful by focusing on the users, their needs and requirements, and by applying human factors/ergonomics, usability knowledge, and techniques. This approach enhances effectiveness and efficiency, improves human well-being, user satisfaction, accessibility and sustainability; and counteracts possible adverse effects of use on human health, safety and performance.
Using a human-centered approach to design and development has substantial economic and social benefits for users, employers and suppliers. Systems designed using human-centred methods improve quality, for example, by:
increasing the productivity of users and the operational efficiency of organizations;
increasing usability for people with a wider range of capabilities and thus increasing accessibility;
On behalf the Members of IES: The Lighting Society we invite you to partner with us on Light in Focus 2019.
This Conference will engage individuals and organisations from all professional fields working in the built environment. We will explore the creation and application of Human-Centred Design in lighting, or Lighting for People, and expand the conversation across engineering, construction, design, landscaping, product development and technology.
Lighting for People or Human-Centred Design recognises the importance of behavioural, emotional and environmental contexts in the creation of lighting, products and usable spaces. It encourages designers to see product users as real human beings with real, complex lives, instead of just as numbers.
Human-centred design is an approach to interactive systems development that aims to make systems usable and useful by focusing on the users, their needs and requirements, by applying human factors/ergonomics, usability knowledge, and techniques. This approach enhances effectiveness and efficiency, improves human well-being, user satisfaction, accessibility and sustainability; and counteracts possible adverse effects of use on human health, safety and performance.
Using a human-centred approach to design and development has substantial economic and social benefits for users, employers and suppliers. Systems designed using these methods improve quality, for example, by:
• increasing the productivity of users and the operational efficiency of organizations;
• increasing usability for people with a wider range of capabilities and thus increasing accessibility;
• improving user experience;
• reducing discomfort and stress; and
• contributing towards sustainability objectives.
At our inaugural Conference we will explore these themes and share the knowledge and experience required to deliver a human-centred design approach. As the leading professional body for the lighting design and lighting engineering professions, we are committed to delivering a conference that will showcase cutting-edge thinking, design and technology. In doing so, we recognise the important role that industry partners play, and we invite you to partner with us for Light in Focus in Melbourne in November 2019.
ABSTRACTS NOW OPEN
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Due Date: Wednesday 13 February 2019
IES: The Lighting Society invites you to be a part of the inaugural Light in Focus conference being held from the 21-22 November 2019 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre by submitting an abstract.
With the theme of Human-Centred Design, we are calling on lighting practitioners, academics and allied professionals to share your lighting story. Whether it be the use of new design techniques, new products and services, scientific research, lighting energy policy, environmental issues or development issues, we are seeking the best and brightest in the industry to feature in our program for this important professional development event.
Abstracts are invited for the following topics:
Fundamentals of lighting and daylighting
Vision and colour
Energy efficient lighting and human-centric lighting
Light and health
Light and architecture
Lighting design strategy and human-centric lighting for the workplace, aged care facilities, hospitals etc.
Light sources, luminaires and control systems and trends for human-centric lighting
What and where is the technology heading?
End-user benefits from human-centric lighting
Other advances relevant to the field of lighting
The aim of this conference is to deepen the knowledge and understanding of light, and for lighting professionals from all sectors to walk away from the conference feeling energised and inspired to deliver better lighting outcomes.
We’d love to hear what you have to say, and have you involved in our event.
Please submit a short abstract (300 words) and bio (100 words) by 5pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time) on Wednesday, 13 February 2019.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee and successful speakers will be notified by the end of March 2019.
Whilst you can come back to your submission/s at any time (before the submission deadline ends), once you are finished with entering all details, please ensure you proceed all the way to the end to COMPLETE your submission. Otherwise your abstract will not be reviewed.
Amendments can be made to your abstract until the submission deadline. Simply log into your Currinda profile, select the abstract to amend and navigate through the top tabs to the sections you wish to change.
An automatic acknowledgement email will be sent once your abstract submission is complete.
Please note that the title must not be written in all caps, but in sentence case only.
Be typed straight into the text field in Currinda. It is recommended that authors have this text ready to copy and paste (ensuring that no formatting carries across)
Not exceed 300 words, excluding the title, authors and institutions
Sub-headings may be included if required
Show one presenting author only by ticking the appropriate box Include the first name, surname and affiliation (institution) of all authors separately
Have a title that is less than 20 words. The title should be brief and explicit
Use abbreviations only for common terms. For uncommon terms, the abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word
Please note that the submitting author (if different to the presenting author!) will be the one linked to the abstract and will receive all relevant information via email. It is the submitting author’s exclusive responsibility to ensure that all emails to do with the abstract are passed on to the presenting author, and any other relevant parties.
Christopher “Kit” Cuttle, MA, PhD, FCIBSE, FIESANZ, FIESNA, FSLL, is a lighting educator, designer and author. During a long career, he has held the positions of Head of Graduate Education in Lighting at the Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York; Senior Lecturer at the Schools of Architecture at the University of Auckland, and the Victoria University of Wellington, both in New Zealand; Section Leader in the Daylight Advisory Service, Pilkington Glass; and Lighting Designer with Derek Phillips Associates (now DPA Lighting Consultants), both in the UK.
In addition to more than 140 published papers and articles, he is the author of three books: Lighting by Design, Architectural Press, 2008 (2nd edition); Light for Art’s Sake, Butterworth Heinemann, 2007, and Lighting Design: A perception-based approach, Routledge, 2015.
His recent awards include the Society of Light and Lighting 2017 Lighting Award; the Professional Lighting Design 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, and the SLL 2013 Leon Gaster Award for his Lighting Research & Technology paper, A New Direction for General Lighting Practice.
Motoharu Takao received his PhD degree in Medical Physiology from Osaka University in Japan. He studied the physiology of the visual system at Brown University in the United States as a postdoc.
With his mentor, professor David Berson, he found novel retinal cells that set circadian rhythm in 2000.
Currently, Motoharu Takao is a professor at Tokai University, Japan, at which he is conducting research activities in the areas of physiological bases of circadian lighting, neuromodulation of visual perception, and emotional responses to virtual reality experiences.
In 2018, he was appointed the chair of Lux Pacifica as a successor of professor Warren Julian.
Registration will be open in January 2019.
More information coming soon!
More information coming soon!
Set on the shores of picturesque Port Phillip Bay, the southern-most city of mainland Australia is Melbourne; the capital city of Victoria where creativity and innovation come together to deliver great events, exciting places to explore and cutting-edge advancements that are globally acclaimed.
An undisputed leader in innovation, the city has become synonyms with many success stories particularly in the fields of technology, science and medicine. Fostering education, research and development, Melbourne is recognised as a knowledge powerhouse where collaborations of great minds have led to breakthroughs of international acclaim. This has led Melbourne to become an appealing destination to host collaborative business events that facilitate knowledge-sharing, trade partnerships, education, investment and exciting legacies.
As a major Australian gateway, Melbourne is easily accessible for international delegates and also easy to navigate once arrived. Perfect to explore on foot or via our extensive transport network, Melbourne invites delegates to discover its creative culture, expressed in its food, fashion, events, arts and music scene. Or for those wanting to explore further afield, the unique natural beauty of regional Victoria is just a short trip away.
Melbourne is a food lovers' paradise. From fine dining restaurants, swish eateries to chic rooftop bars, the city thrives on its cafe culture and bustling bar scene. With an array of restaurants, cafes, bars and world-famous wine regions within easy access of the city, come and be immersed in a journey of culinary discoveries.
Melbourne’s culture is vibrant and alive. Scratch the surface and discover a thriving arts and culture scene. The city is home to over 100 galleries, an array of live music and performing arts venues, world class theatre performances, various museums and unique outdoor public art. View Australian artwork collections and Indigenous culture at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Melbourne is Australia’s style capital. From high end fashion labels to well-known Australian designers and individual finds, the city is a premier retail destination. Uncover shopping secrets in the city’s famed laneways, indulge in retail therapy at the major department stores and shopping centres, or explore the myriad of markets to find a unique gift or souvenir
IESANZ 2019 Conference Secretariat
The Association Specialists have been appointed as the Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) for this meeting.
The Conference Secretariat can assist with all meeting enquiries and can be contacted via the below details.